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The Next Three Days

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The Next Three Days

Paul Haggis (2010)

12 Certificate


Our Score
After his wife Lara (Elizabeth Banks) is convicted for a murder she says she didn't commit, mild-mannered academic John Brennan (Russell Crowe) determines to break her out of the maximum security jail in which she is incarcerated. What follows is a kind of escape procedural, with director Paul Haggis delivering a host of interesting details about lock-picking and the faking of passports. But what really happened on the night that Lara's boss was killed, and is John setting free a cold-blooded murderer? Cinematographer Stéphane Fontaine shoots the city of Philadelphia with a pleasingly grey grittiness and Crowe is serviceable, if unsurprising, as the driven husband. But the movie - freely adapted from the French thriller Anything for Her - is peppered with promising characters who turn up only to vanish again, and what could have been it's real strength - the innocence or otherwise of Lara - isn't exploited nearly as effectively as it could have been.



Cast & Crew

John Brennan Russell Crowe
Lara Brennan Elizabeth Banks (2)
Detective Quinn Jason Beghe
Detective Collero Aisha Hinds
Lieutenant Nabulsi Lennie James
Damon Pennington Liam Neeson
Nicole Olivia Wilde
George Brennan Brian Dennehy
Meyer Fisk Daniel Stern
Alex Kevin Corrigan
David Jonathan Tucker
Mouss RZA
Erit Moran Atias
Harv James Ransone
Dr Birdie Lifson Trudie Styler
Director Paul Haggis
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Lionsgate Guidance: Violence, swearing. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 24 Dec 2010


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